Sept. 2, 1942: Blackstone's greatest trick: Magician Harry Blackstone was just about to head onstage for a matinee performance at the Lincoln when he learned of a fire at Rambo's drug store next door. Fearing a panic, he went onstage and said," This is a new way I open my show. All those on the left-hand side of the aisle please stand up." He continued to direct the children, who calmly followed his instructions to evacuate. On a 1960 TV appearance, Blackstone remembered the moment as his greatest trick: making 1,000 children disappear. Read the full clipping here.